Coweta School Board election
Menk defeats Ward; Mullins, Dees win reelection
by Sarah Fay Campbell
With all precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Linda Menk was elected to the District 4 seat on the Coweta County Board of Education, handily defeating incumbent Graylin Ward.
Incumbents Harry Mullins of District 3 and Amy Dees of District 1 easily defeated their challengers.
There were some issues with election night vote tallying, and vote totals from two voting machines in the Madras precinct, in District 3, had to be loaded manually. Final totals were posted just after midnight.
Menk took 57.89 percent of the vote, with 1,259 votes to Ward’s 916.
Mullins garnered 59.84 percent of the vote, with 1,432 votes, compared to 961 for Horne.
Dees had the largest margin, taking 68.07 percent of the vote, with 1,379 votes to Terrell’s 647.